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NCJ Number: 229440 Find in a Library
Title: Low Self-Control and Fraud: Offending, Victimization, and Their Overlap
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:37  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:188-203
Author(s): Kristy Holtfreter; Michael D. Reisig; Nicole Leeper Piquero; Alex R Piquero
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the extent to which low self-control explained the overlap between fraud offending and exposure to victimization.
Abstract: Extant research demonstrates that offending and victim populations overlap to some degree, suggesting that a common underlying factor partially explains both outcomes. The current study tests whether low self-control explains the overlap in fraud offending and victimization exposure. Using cross-sectional survey data from a sample of undergraduate students (N = 305), the results from the regression models show that low self-control is associated with fraud offending. The findings also show that individuals with lower levels of self-control report that they are more likely to behave in ways that elevate their exposure to fraud victimization. Finally, in the fraud offending - victimization exposure multivariate models, the partial regression coefficient for low self-control is positive and statistically significant. In short, the findings demonstrate that the overlap between fraud offending and victimization exposure is partially explained by low self-control. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Crime analysis
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Fraud; Studies; Victim-offender relationships; Victimization; Victimization models
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